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Old 01-25-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
 
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So I get up, finally do my morning security-tank-checking round...EGGS

In my 55g there's about a dozen white colored eggs on the side glass, about 1mm in dia maybe lil less....Who's are they and do I take them out somehow?

I *think* the Cory's may been at work on this one and its their eggs?! Other options of tank mates are kissing gourami and Albino Tiger Barbs.

From the looks on the glass some eggs already been ate.....so what do I best do now? Take out or leave in?
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
 
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Sorry didn't wait on ya'll input...I took them out into a 2g; I managed to get 8 eggs before the Tigers ate them ALL...Googel image results brings up Cory eggs as well looking like these in my house.

Think they stand a chance? I filled the 2g up with the tank water they were in, tossed some pennywort in it too, set to same Temp as the "mothertank".

You know I hadn't had eggs in the house since I gave up my Killi, much less ever had Cory eggs...how exiting....now I only pray they make it.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:34 AM   #3
 
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Congrats on the eggs! I have only experienced Angel eggs, but I do remember that if they were not kept in with the parents, I had to put an air stone in near the eggs for cirulation that the parents would normally provide by fanning them with their fins. This helps prevent the eggs from getting fungus on them. I also vaguely remember using something added to the water to help prevent fungus on the eggs, but can't really remember. However, this can be all different with different breeds of eggs. I do not know enough about hatching eggs from other breeds...just Angel Fish.

Keep us posted!
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:04 PM   #4
 
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I been reading my heart out over here about cory eggs now, being the 1st time for me with cory eggs (i may have had them but being in with the boeseman's no one would have survived more then 2 sec).

How exciting...I hope I can get them to survive....
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:15 PM   #5
 
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Ooooh this is so exciting! I can't wait to follow this thread and find out the outcome!!
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:03 PM   #6
 
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Congrats on the eggs! I have only experienced Angel eggs, but I do remember that if they were not kept in with the parents, I had to put an air stone in near the eggs for cirulation that the parents would normally provide by fanning them with their fins. This helps prevent the eggs from getting fungus on them. I also vaguely remember using something added to the water to help prevent fungus on the eggs, but can't really remember. However, this can be all different with different breeds of eggs. I do not know enough about hatching eggs from other breeds...just Angel Fish.

Keep us posted!
Methylene blue is the anti-fungus substance. In fact, if a fish develops a spot of fungus, the quickest cure is to dab the spot with either methylene blue or malachite green; it kills it instantly and there is no drug left in the tank. Of course, you have to catch the fish and that is some stress, so weigh the options. I usually leave it alone, the few times I might see it, and it clears up with clean water (regular pwc again). But if it is a bad spot, a dab of either drug will kill it (you hold the fish in the net just out of the water to dab the fungus, then the fish is released back into the tank).

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Old 01-25-2010, 04:39 PM   #7
 
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Byron do you have any cory raising eggs experience???

Anything I read so far all said to sep them, which I did and they'd hatch anywhere from 3-6 days and just feed them baby food few times a day...All I found seems very simple raising really (simple compared to Killi anyway)...So I HOPE mine will make it....any ideas how I could ENSURE they make it would be appreciated thou
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Byron do you have any cory raising eggs experience???

Anything I read so far all said to sep them, which I did and they'd hatch anywhere from 3-6 days and just feed them baby food few times a day...All I found seems very simple raising really (simple compared to Killi anyway)...So I HOPE mine will make it....any ideas how I could ENSURE they make it would be appreciated thou
My corydoras have spawned, but in a community tank the eggs quickly get eaten by them or other fish, which is why it is recommended to separate the eggs. And they lay them here and there, not in clusters, so you may find them under plant leaves, on the tank wall, on filter tubes, etc., usually slightly off the substrate. I'm going from memory, so can't say for sure if all species are like this, but many are and my spawnings have been. Moving them out (did you scrape the eggs off the glass with a razor blade?) will probably result in a successful hatching.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:20 PM   #9
 
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Yea you could already see on the glass this AM where there must have been 3 more patches, however these were gone by the time I seen the remaining one's I took out. As they were in 2 lil groups I just sucked them up with the hose right into the 2g which is the egg home now (seemed safest to me this way rather then 'cutting' the eggs with the razor....I'm unexpierenced there Killi put there eggs in lil patches of wool if its offered, which is what I did).
Well I put Pennywort in the tank, tank same water as the 55g and temp set at the same...so I guess now its wait & see what happens this week *hopefully*....I would be nice having some baby's around again lol.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:27 PM   #10
 
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So I get up, finally do my morning security-tank-checking round...EGGS

In my 55g there's about a dozen white colored eggs on the side glass, about 1mm in dia maybe lil less....Who's are they and do I take them out somehow?

I *think* the Cory's may been at work on this one and its their eggs?! Other options of tank mates are kissing gourami and Albino Tiger Barbs.

From the looks on the glass some eggs already been ate.....so what do I best do now? Take out or leave in?
Must be something in the air? Found some white eggs, too. We think a bronze and peppered cory are responsible. Guess if the eggs survive they'll be hybrids? Moved them into a 2 gal also. If you find anything to help them along, Angel please share. =)
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